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delivery to all of its citizens. when william penn laid out the city, he actually chose a spot of land that had a lot of groundwater. however, by 1730, 30,000 people lived within the first seven blocks of philadelphia, next to the delaware river. well, 30,000 people caused filth in the city and polluted their water sources. the groundwater was not potable. and in one year, 1/6 of the population died of yellow fever. now, they didn't know at the time that yellow fever was carried by mosquitoes. but the health issue was major in that first movement to build a water system. narrator: so they set out to find the cleanest source of water. although the majority of philadelphia's water now comes from the delaware river, early engineers found that development along the waterfront was causing pollution. so their search led them to the nearby schuylkill river. philadelphia developed technologies to pump water from the river into the city. these technologies established engineering concepts that are still the basis for our water systems today. europeans flocked here. it was a destination point to
will announce a lawsuit over ncaa over stiff sanctions it impoetzed on penn state university, following the child sex abuse scandal involving the school's former assistant football coach jerry sandusky. the ncaa fined penn state $60 million and stripped the football program of 14 seasons of victories. >>> a fun new year's tradition with serious overtones, about 200 people took part in a polar plunge in north carolina, the event raised funds for a local charity and touched on the shooting tragedy in newtown, connecticut. the polar bears signed a large card to send to the town. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is still in a new york hospital this morning after doctors discovered a blood clot between her brain and skull right behind her right ear. she's being treated with blood thinners and expected to be released after doctors set her medication dosage. her daughter chelsea tweeted a thank you to all for sending good thoughts my mom's way. grateful to all her doctors and that she'll make a full recovery. >>> four masked and armed robbers hit an apple store in central paris, making o
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